As I’m getting ready for the Appalachian Toyota Roundup, one of the things I go through are my trail spares I bring. Things can break when you least expect them to, and it’s a good idea to bring spares for your own vehicle, even if you don’t know how to replace them, there will always […]
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Last April, my wife and daughter got me a InDeflate dual tire inflation/deflation tool. While not necessarily a new concept, it’s turning out to be a neat little gadget. The unit comes in a handy little pouch, with two hoses with locking fittings for valve stems. Also included is an adapter to go from an […]
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Cue the panhard bar. A bar connected to the top left side of the axle to a mount on the frame on the right hand side.
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Some obvious use marks as can be expected on a filter, but not nearly the amount of red dust I had on there last year. As a matter of fact, no traces of red to be seen.
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“We spent the next hour and a half winching the disabled vehicle to the top of the very steep, rocky and off camber trail.”
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“After lots of reading and asking folks who had traveled down this road before, I decided to go with Nitro Gear 4.56. Quite a jump from the 3.73 gears it came with”
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EvilFJ has had a snorkel for almost a year now. I’ve never been concerned with taking in water or dust, figuring the air filter would take care of the dust, and snorkel head design takes care of excess water. After the last few trips, that included some extensive high speed driving on dirt roads with […]
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We borrowed a forklift at my work for a few hours, and I figured I’d take the opportunity to see how the long travel rear behaves, and if there are any binding or rubbing issues. I have a set of Extended 2.5″ Radflo shocks in the rear, with Metaltech Long Travel springs. The springs are […]
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“Metaltech addressed the two biggest complaints about the Red Eye I with this one: The rear exposed frame and the rear-door link.
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The Red Eye II is now a 1 piece bumper, leaving no frame rails exposed. While some like that exposed frame look, most don’t….”